ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Owls Head Stump Dump will be closed on Saturday February 04, 2023 due to the extreme cold.

THE HELEN F. WYLIE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP HERE AT THE TOWN OFFICE.
Deputy Town Clerk/Deputy Tax Collector
Deputy Treasurer/Deputy Registrar
The Town of Owls Head is seeking qualified candidates to apply to fill a vacancy due to the internal promotion of one of our valued office staff members.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the select board with a variety of tasks including the preparation of agendas and minutes of meetings of the select board and some committees, coordinating and distributing communications, and working closely with the public while assisting the Town Clerk/Tax Collector, the Treasurer, and the Registrar, in the performance of their respective duties. Additional responsibilities may include duties related to general assistance, freedom of access, and researching, drafting, and submitting grant applications.  This non-partisan position involves frequent in-person and telephone/email contact with the general public, other town employees, elected and appointed town officials, and outside agencies, and requires a high degree of professional demeanor and confidentiality.
All applicants must be bondable, and pass a criminal background check.  Prior municipal work experience and knowledge of TRIO software or equivalent is a plus, but not required.  This is an hourly position with health benefits and PTO, based on a 32-hour, Monday through Thursday work week, and requires occasional evening and weekend work.
Starting Hourly Range: $18 - $20 per hour, based on experience.
Applications must be received no later than Jan 30th at Noon.
Mail your completed application in a sealed envelope via U.S.P.S. clearly marked and addressed as follows:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/DEPUTY TOWN CLERK/
DEPUTY TAX COLLECTOR VACANCY
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
ATTN: SELECT BOARD
Completed application forms may be accompanied by a resume and cover letter. To be considered, a completed application form is required.
No Phone Calls or Emails Please.
The Town of Owls Head is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Owls Head job application

REMINDER:
Dogs six months and older are required to be licensed. It’s the law.
New licenses are now available now.   A late fee of $25 will be added after January 31, 2023.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
HOURS:  Thursdays 8 am - 3 pm 

RAPID RENEWAL
We have the capability of registering your vehicles online.  Please use the link below to start the process:
http://www1.maine.gov/online/bmv/rapid-renewal/
Once you've completed it, the registration and stickers will be mailed to you from the State

THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 
Has a page on the Town's Website where you can learn about its mission, membership, news, and events, and an inventory of the Town's parks, public lands, and walking trails, and their features.  Click on "Community" and then "Conservation Commission".

OWLS HEAD VILLAGE LIBRARY
The Library will be open on Wednesdays, from 4 pm to 7 pm, and Saturdays, from 10 am to 2 pm.  Pat Stephen is the Librarian.

THE CEMETERY COMMITTEE
The Cemetery Committee is looking for new members. Please contact (207) 594-7434 at the Owls Head Town Office if you are interested.

MOORINGS
2023 Mooring Fees Renewals are due by JULY.  Many mooring fees did not get paid last year.  This fee helps the town maintain our harbors and also pay our Harbor/Deputy Harbor Master salaries.  Please remember to pay your mooring fees. 
$50.00 Year-Round Resident per year
(Year-Round Resident of Owls Head)
$100.00 Non-Resident per year
New Mooring Application
Renewal Mooring Application 

Cemetery Committee

MISSION STATEMENT

The Owls Head Cemetery Committee’s mission is to conserve and protect town cemeteries for generations to come.

MEMBERS

William “Bill” Gay, Chair
Cemetery Ordinances

Michael Voncannon, Vice Chair/Treasurer (on leave)

Lea Carver, Secretary
Cemetery Records and Preservation

Walter Guptill
History and Preservation

Heather Almquist
Mapping and Preservation

MEETINGS

Meeting times and locations will be posted on our Facebook page.

CONTACT US

cemeterycommittee@owlshead.maine.gov

MEETING MINUTES

Click any date to view minutes

CEMETERY ORDINANCE

Cemetery Ordinance

ANNUAL REPORTS

2022 2021 2020

Cemeteries & Access

1. Ingraham Cemetery (aka Don Wiley’s Field)

Located on the north side of Freedom Drive. Access and parking are on the north side of the road.

2. Hall Cemetery (aka Ingraham Hill or Head of the Bay)

Located on the east side of Ingraham Drive (Route 73) at the junction of Dogwood Lane near Head of the Bay. Access is through Dogwood Lane. There is parking for one vehicle.

3. MacPhail Cemetery (aka Hix, New Yard)

Located on Dogwood Lane, off Route 73, behind the Hall Cemetery. There is parking for one vehicle on the property. See Hall Cemetery.

4. Goulding Cemetery

Located off Route 73, behind the Hall Cemetery and abutting the southern end of MacPhail Cemetery. Private property. No access.

5. Adas Yoshuron Cemetery

Located on the east side of Route 73, about 0.25 mile north of North Shore Drive. The cemetery abuts Hall Cemetery. Private. Maintained by the Adas Yoshuron Cemetery Association.

6. Cooper Cemetery

Located on the east side of Oak Run, off North Shore Drive. There is a right-of-way to the cemetery between houses #6 and #8, to the right of the hedge on #6’s property. There is no designated parking.

7. Merriman Cemetery (aka Lighthouse)

Located on the west side of the Owls Head Light State Park entrance road. There is no parking. Ownership is being researched (2022).

8. Evergreen Cemetery

Located at the end of Evergreen Lane (off South Shore Drive, across from the General Store). There is an access road and limited parking.

9. Holiday Beach Cemetery

Located on South Shore Drive at the corner of Hendrickson Point Road. Parking is on the side of Hendrickson Point Road.

10. Rose Hill Cemetery

Located at the end of Knoll Road, off South Shore Drive. There is an access road and limited parking.

11. Ginn Point Cemetery

Located on the west side of Ginn Point Road. There is an access road and limited parking.

12. Ash Point Cemetery

Located on the west side of Ash Point Drive, at approximately #439. There is an access road and limited parking.

13. Owls Head Cemetery (aka Airport, Town)

Located at the corner of Ash Point Road and Dublin Road. There is an access road and limited parking.

14. Philbrook Lot

Located off Route 73 down Great Marsh Lane on private property.

15. Sleeper Cemetery

Located on the east side of Birchmont Road off South Shore Drive. There is currently no access.

VETERANS GRAVES

Flag Protocol

We adhere to the U.S. Flag Code (Title 1, Chapter 4) and exceptions made by the U.S. Cemetery Association, allowing flags to be flown at night without lights during specific holiday periods, including Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Placing and removing flags for these holidays is also environmentally conscious and fiscally responsible. The flags are safely stored at the town office and kept in good condition so that they can be reused year after year. We welcome volunteers to help place and remove flags over the Memorial Day and Veterans Day holidays. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer.

The Cemetery Committee strives to acknowledge all veterans buried in Owls Head. Kindly contact us if you know of a veteran buried here without a flag or medallion.

SEARCH Veterans Graves

INTERMENTS

Please call the Owls Head Town Office at (207) 594-7434. The Owls Head (“Airport”) Cemetery is the only one available for new burials.

News, Events and Links

For news and volunteer opportunities, please follow us on Facebook.

Preservation Work at Holiday Beach Cemetery

Led by conservator Joe Ferannini of Grave Stone Matters, we are conducting a multi-year preservation project at Holiday Beach Cemetery.  We began in July with two days of cleaning headstones. Over a 4-day period this fall, we worked on 32 gravestones and reset 5 foot stones, but there is still much to do and we will resume work in the spring of 2023. During our work this year, we identified over 100 unmarked graves through dowsing and marked the locations of all marked and unmarked graves using GPS. A map of the cemetery is forthcoming. Little is known about the history of Holiday Beach Cemetery. If you know of someone buried at Holiday Beach, or in any of our cemeteries in an unmarked grave, please contact us through email or on Facebook.

Cemetery Transcript Book

We are developing a spiral-bound book of all Owls Head cemetery transcriptions and genealogical notes. The volume will be fully indexed and will include lists of veterans graves and Owls Head lighthouse keepers. We expect to have the book completed in 2023. It will be available for sale on the Mussel Ridge Historical Society website.

Town Office

Physical Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
Tele: 207-594-7434
Fax: 207-594-7598

Mailing Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854

Cash, Check, or Credit Card (2.5% service fee on credit cards)

Office Hours

Monday - 8am to 5pm

Tuesday - 8am to 5pm

Wednesday - 8am to 5pm

Thursday - 8am to 5pm

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - Closed

Quick Contacts

Administrative Assistant:
VACANT
EMAIL

Tax Collector:
Eleanor Stone
EMAIL

Town Clerk:
Eleanor Stone
EMAIL

Treasurer:
Catherine Birmingham
EMAIL

Holidays 2023

New Year’s Day
Mon January 2

Martin Luther King Day
Mon January 16

President’s Day
Mon February 20

Patriot’s Day
Mon April 17

Memorial Day
Mon May 29

Juneteenth
Mon June 19

Independence Day
Tues July 4

Labor Day
Mon September 04

Indigenous People’s Day/ Columbus Day
Mon October 9

Veterans Day
Thurs November 8

Thanksgiving
Thurs November 23

Christmas Day
Mon December 25

 

Contact Us

Physical Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854
207-594-7434
Fax 207-594-7598

Mailing Address:
Town of Owls Head
224 Ash Point Drive
Owls Head, ME 04854

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